Dan and I spent some time in the southeast of Norway, around the little town of Grimstad. It's a lovely village built into the hills and right on the coast. The tangle of streets and old houses are fun to get lost in, and with the sun staying low in the sky during the winter there is always a nice soft light to shoot in. As you can imagine I had a good time there with my camera.
I got to experience some beautiful snowfalls while in the area, and went on hikes with my camera both during and after. Winter, and especially snow, has always been one of my favorite things, so I relished the chance to be in such a gorgeous winter landscape.
During my time in Grimstad I got to know a Norwegian couple, Eva and Per Christian and their kids, who were living on their family farm in a house built by their ancestors in the 1840s. The house was something like a living time capsule, with many layers added throughout the years. All the little details were amazing. From the original door, now resting inside as decoration, to the old salt box in the kitchen that was still used everyday. It was like getting two windows into Norway, one past and one present.
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.